'''Benedictine University''' is a private Catholic Colleges in the United States|Roman Catholic university
located in Lisle, Illinois|Lisle
, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois
. The school was founded in 1887 as '''St. Procopius College''' by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in the Pilsen, Chicago|Pilsen
community on the West Side, Chicago|West Side
. The institution has retained a close relationship with the Benedictine Order
, which bears the name of St. Benedict (480-543 A.D.), the acknowledged father of western monasticism.
The university resides within the Chicago metropolitan area
, and is located nearby two national research facilities—Argonne National Laboratory
and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The university's location in the East-West Tollway corridor provides various internship and employment opportunities for students.